Achilleus: Helping Organizations Step Up their Cybersecurity Game

Elias Marquez, CEO
In a hyper-globalized world inundated with rapidly evolving innovations in technology, a robust cybersecurity strategy is the most powerful form of defense an organization can have in its arsenal. The first step to building cyber-resiliency is fostering a culture of cybersecurity awareness and implementing clear strategies and solutions to spot and prevent attacks.

With this growing need in mind, Achilleus was founded to provide a comprehensive evaluation of an organization’s weaknesses and equip them with robust solutions for a security-focused future. Achilleus delivers cybersecurity assessments and solutions for businesses of all sizes, specializing in the tools and technologies that keep organizations secure, with limited need for involvement from their end.

Achilleus comprehensively identifies security threats through its vigorous penetration tests designed to simulate a network attack scenario. The company deploys these tests on an organization’s external perimeters by taking the same exact actions as a cyber attacker, attempting to infiltrate any potential weak spots in a network.

Similarly, Achilleus offers internal penetration testing, which is built to provide an intimate understanding of what various types of cyberattackers could achieve after gaining access to the internal network. An internal network penetration test can mirror insider threats, such as employees intentionally or unintentionally performing malicious actions. This dynamic approach to risk prevention is Achilleus’ most prominent strength.

“We offer a variety of services and an inclusive methodology,” said Elias Marquez, CEO of Achilleus. “We provide a fully detailed attack narrative combined with a unique approach in order to give our clients the best simulated overview of how their network and assets appear to that of an attacker.”

Achilleus offers a multitude of other cybersecurity solutions, including mobile and web application penetration testing, social engineering assessments, and incident response. This wide range of offerings is accompanied by clear and continuous visibility into Achilleus’ process, from start to finish, as well as detailed reporting on the same.
It allows organizations to see the full attack “kill chain” from the eyes of an attacker.

“It’s one thing for cybersecurity service providers to merely say ‘Yes, your organization is secure’,” said Marquez. “It’s a whole other thing to go out and prove it.” This fundamental value of Achilleus’ methodology was evidenced during their collaboration with a hospital that was concerned about ransomware deployment beyond their external perimeter. After performing the external penetration test, Achilleus team was able to gain access to the internal environment, unveiling a new set of security concerns.


We provide a fully detailed attack narrative combined with a unique approach in order to give our clients the best simulated overview of how their network and assets appear to that of an attacker

Since there was still time left in the client’s contract, Achilleus sought to provide maximum value outside of the initial scope of work, providing them with a ransomware proof of concept and developing a solution to help them internally combat ransomware. Post engagement, the client was able to revamp and test their end-point security systems to protect sensitive patient records and prevent significant loss.

Achilleus’ primary goal is to outline areas of security weakness through specialized testing to safeguard businesses from crippling cybersecurity attacks. Implementing in-depth attack narratives, the company provides clients the opportunity to truly understand how security breaches can occur and how to effectively combat and prevent them from happening in the future.

Achilleus is positioned to offer a completely customizable testing experience because it understands that clients in different industries face unique challenges and desire specific outcomes. Complete transparency and a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity prevention are two factors that define Achilleus as a leader in this space.

Company
Achilleus

Headquarters
Los Angeles, CA

Management
Elias Marquez, CEO

Description
Achilleus provides cybersecurity assessments and solutions for businesses of all sizes, specializing in the tools and technologies that will keep organizations secure with limited involvement from their end.

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